Comments on: Why the U.S. sticks with an ineffective strategy against Islamic militants http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/are-drone-strikes-working-if-something-like-the-paris-attacks-can-still-happen/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Alexkp http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/are-drone-strikes-working-if-something-like-the-paris-attacks-can-still-happen/#comment-1120957 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:49:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45024#comment-1120957 Simply Obama say so he is not serious about fighting ISIS.

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By: tribeUS http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/are-drone-strikes-working-if-something-like-the-paris-attacks-can-still-happen/#comment-1120868 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:35:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45024#comment-1120868 For their guiding principles, the leaders of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, are open and clear about their almost exclusive commitment to the Wahhabi movement of Sunni Islam. Estimates of Saudi spending on religious causes abroad include “upwards of $100 billion” an estimated “90% of the expenses of the entire faith.
Deal with the Saudis and you start to deal with the real radical cancer in the world. Or bomb the feckless cannon fodder in syria to no end.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/are-drone-strikes-working-if-something-like-the-paris-attacks-can-still-happen/#comment-1120396 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 22:55:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45024#comment-1120396 If “projecting power” worked against terrorists…. then our aircraft carriers and nuclear arsenal would have prevented 9/11.

Didn’t.

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By: Laster http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/are-drone-strikes-working-if-something-like-the-paris-attacks-can-still-happen/#comment-1119864 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:41:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45024#comment-1119864 It’s a short term method of projecting power. The longer term consequences of such a program will, and likely are, outweighing any initial benefit.
You cannot realistically wield a foreign policy that aims to punish those you don’t play well with.

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By: Solidar http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/are-drone-strikes-working-if-something-like-the-paris-attacks-can-still-happen/#comment-1119857 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:08:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45024#comment-1119857 Let ISIS come to power. Let them form a central government. Then you know what buildings to hit with rockets. The ones with all the ISIS bosses.

This idea of chasing dirty toyota pickups and Daesh goat-strokers around the desert for the next 50 years is a ridiculous milk job. Calm down and let the target coalesce into the cross-hairs.

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By: Macedonian http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/11/24/are-drone-strikes-working-if-something-like-the-paris-attacks-can-still-happen/#comment-1119852 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:19:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=45024#comment-1119852 The drone strikes will be 100% efficient if real targets are hit and not an imaginary ones.The tax payers should have the pleasure of pressing the launch button via some smart phone app.

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